Just wondering what everyone's motivation is for working on MTurk.
Personally, I started when I ran into a couple of unexpected expenses that left me in the hole. My full time income was just enough to pay my regular bills and live on, but I had a couple of extra bills pile up that I fell behind on. So I started working on mturk to help get myself out of the hole.
Now, I'm using it primarily for spending money during the week, so I can maybe go out one night a week, eat out once in awhile, etc.
With my earning started to really increase I'm making even more than I was even a month ago, so I'm hoping that turk earnings will eventually allow me to buy a few luxury items that I've wanted for awhile but could never afford, like a new cell phone.
What about everyone else? What got you started on turk, and what is the main purpose of your turking? Primary source of income? Making just enough extra cash to help pay the bills? Extra "spending money" for the week?